Beat 07/21: Studio Synths 2021 + Headphone Mixing Guide + Roland Juno-60 clone and Overloud TH-U Beat
The current Beat is a real summer smasher, as this issue features the Beat Workzone as an issue within the issue. A whopping 116 pages with the main topics Studio Synths 2021 and a Headphone Mixing Guide, plus the two software highlights Overloud TH-U Beat Edition and the Roland Juno-60 emulation Syntronik J-60. A total of 26 GB of high-quality plug-ins and samples.
Studio Synths 2021: Sound and features – 31 new models in review
No doubt, hardware synthesizers are more popular than ever. In addition to monophonic analogue synthesizers for every budget, some exciting polyphonic bolides have appeared in recent months. Wavetable synthesizers, FM synthesizers, and hybrid synthesizers, as well as no less sonorous modular systems, provide a breath of fresh air. But which sound generator is best suited to your needs and sound? In our big synthesizer special you will find answers to these questions.
Roland Juno-60 for your DAW: Syntronik J-60
Fat synth, fat filters, fat sound. Nevertheless, the J-60 is not just a clone of the analogue classic Roland Juno-60, but has the original, in addition to the numerous filter models and a powerful sequencer, with which the finest grooves can be conjured.
Rocks! Fully Modular Amp Modeling Giant: Overloud TH-U Beat Edition
With TH-U Beat, Overloud has created an exclusive version of the modular studio for guitar and bass sounds for Beat readers. The plug-in comes up with excellent sounding Amps and matching Cabinets, Overdrive, Chorus, Delay and Reverb pedals, as well as an EQ. This means that it plays to its strengths not only on string instruments but also on synths, drums, and vocals. Thanks to the Splitter Module, even multi-band effects can be realized.
Extra: Headphone mixing guide – can this be done?
Not every producer has enough space in the studio to place speakers. Besides, even the best wiretap is useless if the room acoustics are not right. So, why not mix with headphones? We’ll give you tips and show you what you need to consider and which models are suitable.
Exclusive: In a talk with Scooter
With over 30 million records sold in over 25 years, Scooter is among the most successful German acts. And even with the now 20th studio album “God Save The Rave” you don’t get the feeling that the trio around H.P. Baxxter is running out of breath, because the record, created in cooperation with Harris & Ford, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Finch Asozial and Xillions, shows Scooter in top form: danceable, versatile, up to date and every song is a hit. Correspondingly the band’s two studio tinkerers, Sebastian Schilde and Michael Simon were in a good mood when they joined us for a light-hearted tech talk.
3.2 GB dark spheres & whispering voices: Voices From The Dark for Zampler & MPCs
Spherical pads, abysmal rumbling, whispered mantras… this sound bank is all about atmosphere. Whether you want to add more musical depth to your Techno or Ambient tracks with mystical voices and wafting pads or underline images with atmospheric textures, according to Beat Magazine you’ll find what you’re looking for in these 64 patches for Zamplers and MPCs.
Paul Munro (verified owner) –
Great magazine at a great price. Included free plugins are brilliant!